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Arab League urges immediate action to settle Middle East conflict

Deutsche Presse Agentur
Published: Friday September 22, 2006

New York- Arab League foreign ministers on Friday said "time is running out" in the effort to resolve the Israeli- Palestinian conflict and urged immediate action. Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa said the peace process in the Middle East needs to be revived without further delay.

"Time is running out and actions are needed to end the procrastination," Moussa said, following the ministerial meeting at UN headquarters.

The Arab League meeting followed a Thursday session on the stalled process in the UN Security Council, at which foreign ministers called for ending the conflict according to the so-called road map, proposed by the dimplomatic quartet composed of the UN, European Union, the US and Russia.

The road map calls for the establishment of a Palestinian state living side by side in peace with Israel and solutions to resolve security, economic and social issues outstanding between the two sides.

© 2006 DPA - Deutsche Presse-Agenteur